Rides | Ken Roczen’s 2019 Team Honda HRC CRF450R
Get an up-close look at the factory parts and pieces used on the Team Honda HRC CRF450R raced by Ken Roczen in the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. We had a few minutes to shoot the Oscar Wirdeman-built bike before the 2019 Fox Raceway Motocross, the second round of the season, when it was complete with the championship-leader red number plates. A third-place overall result pushes Roczen out of the championship lead as we head to Colorado, but that doesn’t make the bike any less interesting to look at.
Team Honda HRC uses a number of suppliers for the components of the CRF450R, plus a plethora of parts that are fabricated in-house. Things to look closely at are the Showa suspension on the front and rear, the Nissin billet front brake caliper, various electronics on the handlebars, the titanium and carbon fiber build of the Yoshimura exhaust, the razor-sharp footpegs, and billet machining marks throughout. If you could pull one part from the team’s inventory for your own bike, what would it be?